HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
XI. The Consecration of our Love. “Take my love, my Lord, I pour at thy feet its treasure store.”
This means our affectional nature is so consecrated to God that we love God and the things of God supremely.
Love is the master passion of the soul and when regulated by consecrated grace the love powers will not be spent on secondary or trivial matters. Love of Jesus will absorb the soul so that love of self, of the world, of fashion, dress, money, property will be held in check. Many Christians lose their rich experience when they take off the altar their love powers. Young people often break with their consecration by forming affiliations with those who do not love God, businessmen often lose their blessing by falling to keep on the altar their love for things — money, property, etc. Many Christians take their love power off the altar and go after worldly adornment, worldly amusements, etc.
“Thee will I love, my joy, my crown; Thee will I love, my Lord, my God; Thee will I love, beneath thy frown Or smile, thy sceptre or thy rod. What though my flesh and heart decay? Thee shall I love in endless day!”